adit - tunnel entrance closed with metal door (nepal)

Tunnel entrance closed with metal door (Nepal)

I stumbled upon this adit is a remote rural region of Nepal.­ It looks like the kind of tunnel built for Hydro Power projects, but i could not investigate (I didn't want to break the padlock, since it was in a village).­

It looks like it was bored for a project that was later abandoned, as I could not see and dam of hydro-electric project in this region of Nepal when looking at the satellite photos on Google Earth.­

If you know this particular tunnel and what it was made for, please post a Comment!

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Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­